A stone bridge called Shirakawa-bashi, a granite slab about 6 meters long, 65 centimeters wide and 35 centimeters thick. The stream under the bridge is likened to a river flowing into the sea.

The four stones in the foreground are called Nagare-no-Ochozu (a running water wash basin). A bucket and a ladle were placed on the stones for guests to wash their hands before tea ceremonies.
October 4, 2003